More Dennis Haysbert Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas)Dennis Haysbert is a familiar face to both film and television audiences. This year, he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of President David Palmer on the Fox Network's groundbreaking drama series 24. Currently in his second season on the show, Haysbert also received an NAACP Image Award nomination, and shared with the cast in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
On the big screen, Haysbert was most recently seen in Todd Haynes' award-winning drama Far From Heaven, with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. He also starred in Love & Basketball, and is known to film audiences for his portrayal of Pedro Cerrano in all three of the Major League baseball comedies. His other film credits include the independent film What's Cooking?, Sydney Pollack's Random Hearts, the sci-fi thriller The Thirteenth Floor, Clint Eastwood's Absolute Power, Forest Whitaker's Waiting to Exhale, Michael Mann's Heat, Suture, Love Field, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, and Navy SEALS.
Born and raised in California, Haysbert began his acting career when he landed a guest role on the Emmy-winning episode of Lou Grant that also featured Jesse Jackson. His subsequent television work includes a starring role on the series Now and Again, as well as such longform projects as Queen and Return to Lonesome Dove.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" (21-Jun-2003)